Dashcam driver's attempt to shame motorist after prang backfires

Dashcam footage shows a driver’s attempt to shame another person during a prang backfiring sensationally.

The clip, provided to Dash Cam Owners Australia, shows the driver of a Alfa Romeo leaving a roundabout in New South Wales.

A Volkswagen Amarok is on the vehicle’s left but after they both exit the roundabout the Amarok has to merge into the Alfa Romeo’s lane.

But as they attempt to merge the Amarok driver signals something to the Alfa Romeo driver and the Alfa clips the back of the other vehicle briefly.

The Alfa Romeo driver says in response: “Oh my God.”

They both continue their journey after the Amarok successfully merges before pulling over to discuss the incident, Yahoo Australia reports.



Dash Cam Owners Australia said the person filming the prang told them the other driver had “unreal entitlement” but the clip has divided opinion online.

“The woman beside me wanted to get in front of me despite there being no one behind me and it being her responsibility to yield,” the Alfa Romeo driver said.

“She even had room to merge into the left lane.

“Nope, aggressively hung at the window, shouted at me several times, once you can see and then started to throw her Amarok towards me to scare me off and then just decided that wasn’t working so she plowed into me.”



He claimed it “was completely her fault”.

But under rules in New South Wales the Alfa Romeo did not need to let the Amarok in.

People watching the video said if the Alfa Romeo driver had shown some patience and courtesy the crash could have been avoided.

One man wrote: “Whilst the Amarok did not have right of way and basically jammed himself into the space. It really isn’t that hard to be nice.”



Another man said the Alfa Romeo driver had “a good 30 seconds” to slow down and let the other car in.

A woman commented that the Alfa Romeo driver could have slowed down to let the Amarok in as there was no car behind her.

“Common courtesy doesn’t hurt anyone,” another man wrote.

However some blamed the Amarok driver highlighting the rules for merging.

But one woman said the video is an example of how both drivers can be at fault.

She wrote: “The other guy also sped up as the lane was ending just to be in front.”

“Why couldn’t he just slow down and zip in behind? I think in this instance both of them are as bad as each other.”

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